Thursday, October 22, 2009 8:20 PM

Our next SUNDAY SALON will be this Sunday, Oct. 25 in the Ellington Room at Manhattan Plaza, 400 West 43 Street, second floor. We’ll meet from 2-5pm.


Your friendly In the Loop editor Richard Russell (that’s me) has been behind in a number of things — and that means apologies are due to those whose events were not disseminated in a timely fashion. This includes JOSEPH PEHRSON‘s “Slick Clicks,” a duet performed by the young ladies of the duo called Zentripetal, Jennifer DeVore, cello, and Lynn Bechtold, violin, performed last Friday.

Also, CESAR VUKSIC performed a piano solo recital at the Long Beach Library on September 27. The Program was titled: “European and Argentinean Music”, and explored the links and parallels between 19th and 20th century’s European great composers and 20th century’s well known composers from Argentina. The Program included compositions by Chopin, Debussy, Bartok, Cobian, Salgan, Belisario Perez, Piazzolla and Ginastera. In addition, Cesar was been invited to exhibit four of his Paintings at a Group Exhibition in Town Hall, Hempstead, Long Island. Cesar writes: “All my life I had a passion for the Visual Arts as strong as my passion for Music.  When I joined NYCCe about 6 years ago, I stopped painting for lack of enough time. Since I miss it terribly, I think it is time to restart that activity. Personally, I find a strong link between these 2 different forms of artistic expression. There is in me a sort of “feedback”, in the sense that my Music making influences my Paintings, and Viceversa.  Certainly there are Visual Rhythms as well as Music Rhythms, and also Structural Elements similar in both disciplines.  For instance, 20th Century music’s Giants like Debussy and Bartok based many of their Compositions in the Golden Section or Golden Ratio, which is a concept derived from the Visual Arts and Architecture.  Also some great Renaissance composers based their music in the Golden Section. The  Paintings I am presenting are part of my “Water Creatures Series”,  Surrealist Biomorphic fantasies.” The exhibition was part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.

As I extend my personal apology for the lateness of this news, I trust the NYCC shares its collective congratulations!


EUGENE MCBRIDE‘s premiere of a solo piano work, “Intermezzo,” will premiere in a recital by David Holzman on Friday, October 23rd, 8 PM at Bargemusic. Moored in Brooklyn just under the Brooklyn Bridge, Bargemusic presents great music up to five days a week, every week of the year. … for information and directions see Gene writes, “David is a marvelous pianist, a veritable champion of new music. It is an honor to have him perform my music…it’s a major recital with Session’s 2nd Sonata and Wolpe’s “Passacaglia” plus other works. Premiers also by Shulamit Ran and Fred Lerdahl. Hope to see you there.”


Guitarist ROGER BLANC will perform live at Gizzi’s, 8:00 – 9:00 PM, Saturday, October 24, with Billy Eric on bass. Gizzi’s Coffee Bar is at 16 W 8th Street (west of 5th Ave., east of Macdougal). $3 per person table minimum. Head to the N or R to 8th Street, walk west, OR A,B,C,D,E,F,V to West 4th Street; walk north, then east on 8th Street.


EUGENE MARLOW‘s “Heritage Ensemble” will be joined by multi-Grammy nominee guest artist Bobby Sanabria at Jazz Tuesdays on Tuesday, October 27  at the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium inside the New York City Bahá’í Center at 53 East 11th Street (between University Place & Broadway).  There will be 2 shows at 8:00 and 9:30 pm.

The Heritage Ensemble is a quintet devoted to the concert performance of Hebraic liturgical and folksong melodies in various jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and neo-classical styles. For this performance the group consists of: Eugene Marlow (founder/leader/piano/arranger), Bobby Sanabria (drums), Todd Bashore (alto/soprano saxophones), Frank Wagner (acoustic bass), and Cristian Rivera (percussion). All arrangements are by founder/leader Eugene Marlow.


On Wednesday October 28, 8PM: Leonard Lehrman and Helene Williams perform JOSEPH PEHRSON’s “Lewis Carroll Songs” written under the expert guidance of American composer legend, Elie Siegmeister.  Other composers include Tom Cipullo, Stephen Albert, Herbert Deutsch, Gerald Humel, Stephen Lawrence, Leonard Lehrman, Dana Paul Perna, and Michael Shapiro. This performance is at New York University and the address is 32 Waverly on the second floor of the Silver Building, Room 220.  A student ID is *not* necessary for admission, regardless of what the signs might say!


DEBRA KAYE writes, “I hope you can join me for the premiere of CHANGING FORMS, a new piece for tenor saxophone and a chamber orchestra of strings, commissioned by The Classical Saxophone Project. As in most of my music, CHANGING FORMS works with contrasting elements. If this was a story – loss and regeneration would be the themes. The incarnate dissolves into the ethereal, a heart-beat pizzicato becomes a time-ticking drum beat, and resolves into an easy bossa nova. My aim is to take the listener through an emotional process that is in the end, life-affirming.

WHEN:  Saturday, November 7 at 7:30 PM (Note the early starting time.)

WHERE:  Casa Italiana at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, just south of 118th St.

(By Subway:  Take the 1 train to 116th St./Columbia University; walk 1 block east to Amsterdam Ave.)


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